Scott Slocombe


Department of Geography and Environmental Studies


Wilfrid Laurier University

sslocomb [at]


75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

Brief Biography

Scott Slocombe is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University. He studied at the Universities of Victoria, BC, and Waterloo, in ecology, environmental studies, and environmental planning and management. His research has focused on different aspects of the management of large complex regions for almost thirty years, with a particular interest in northern Canada, and other remote and/or mountainous regions. His involvement with IUCN goes back at least 25 years, first with the CESP, then WCPA, and most recently CEM. He is a past-President of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) and the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC).

Science Specialties

social-ecological systems, natural resources management, land use planning, environmental assessment

Current Research

Ecosystem management, Integrated resource and environmental management , Regional integration of protected areas , Cumulative effects assessment and regional land use planning